Rwanda: Reducing food loss in a changing climate
Farmers in Rwanda can lose around 30 per cent of their harvests before they even reach the market, due to a lack of adequate means to dry, store and transport the crops. Climate change and heavy rainfall are making things worse. To assist farmers with post-harvest crop losses, the Government of Rwanda in partnership with IFAD, is funding over 200 business plans submitted by farming cooperatives and small businesses. These include the construction and rehabilitation of improved maize drying shelters, potato collection centres and storage warehouses, along with training for 16,000 farmers to better handle their crops after harvest.